Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Techie Tuesday: Creating "Use YOUR Head" Writing Templates

Welcome to this week's Techie Tuesday...complete with the strangest title ever! I am not really sure what I should call this project, but I am loving the possibilities. Today, I am going to walk through how to make cute head templates for all your writing activities this year.

Here are some ideas for use:

  • Character Traits
  • Use with "Children Make Terrible Pets" by Peter Brown and have kids draw animal bodies
  • Seasonal activities (pumpkin, bat, snowman, leprechaun...)
  • Thinking like a scientist/engineer and have them draw themselves as an innovator.
I have pictures of the first two ideas, but imagine the upgraded cuteness when these are not filled with pictures of me :)

1. Take pictures of your students and download the pictures to your computer.

2. Open PowerPoint and Insert Pictures on each slide.

3. Crop the picture to outline your student's head.

4. Choose the circle format feature "Picture Styles" to create a circle of these heads. Make sure you double click on the photo to find any of these editing features.

There are also visual directions from the freebie below to help walk you through the process of adding your own pictures to these pages.

Hope this was helpful and sparked some creativity!

I have included a FREEBIE for Character Traits and Children Make Terrible Pets on TpT. You can use these to create your own for a wonderful class book. Please leave feedback with this freebie. :)

1 comment:

  1. So cute! You and The Techie Teacher come up with the cutest lessons! I spend so much time on Middle School I never get to do this kind of stuff with the lower grades. I'm starting to plan my November this weekend. So tired of figuring out what to do the day before! How far in advance do you plan? I was the librarian at my old school for 5 years, not a lot of tech involved though:)